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Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre set for new neighbours with housing submission

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September 4 2018

 Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre set for new neighbours with housing submission

Hypostyle Architects have come forward with proposals to build 90 flats in a linear perimeter block fronting Albert Drive, Glasgow, together with a western freestanding ‘feature block’ conjoined at ground and first floor level.

Enclosing an internal private court the scheme seeks to address the ‘hostile’ pedestrian environment of blank gables and undercroft parking around the Tramway Theatre by presenting wide balconies to the street, cantilevered out from the façade.

Outlining their proposals the architects observed: “The linear block has a relatively simple approach to massing with a shallow sloping roof creating a parapet detail to the public street. The roof forms as series of gables to the court elevation and provides a gentle undulating ridge line in contrast with the street elevations.

“The free-standing block repeats the parapet detail to the street but the contrasting undulating roof line is expressed on the elevation facing West. The massing of free-standing block has been articulated by providing large two storey recesses at ground level and by cranking the elevation to the West.”

Recessed closes set back from the street will further break up the façade with contrasting brick detailing used to provide interest and texture to the elevations.

A pribate amenity space is enclosed to the rear
A pribate amenity space is enclosed to the rear
The project seeks to address a 'hostile' pedestrian environment around the Tramway
The project seeks to address a 'hostile' pedestrian environment around the Tramway

6 Comments

Glasgow City Council
#1 Posted by Glasgow City Council on 4 Sep 2018 at 12:39 PM
Refuse.
Again.

Gandalf the Pink
#2 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 4 Sep 2018 at 16:44 PM
In the future, will our grand children laugh at our reliance on cars and the space provided for their existence over our own?
CM
#3 Posted by CM on 4 Sep 2018 at 16:59 PM
#2 Not to mention how awful the gaps between the buildings look to provide these car parks.
Jaded
#4 Posted by Jaded on 4 Sep 2018 at 18:09 PM
It's fine. Nice enclosed block that should add further density to the area. I'm fine with parking being tucked away behind the building like this. Parking is a nightmare around the Tramway - I had to park way up the road last time I went. This is a pragmatic way forward.
Jezza Alexander
#5 Posted by Jezza Alexander on 5 Sep 2018 at 08:51 AM
Would have been nice for a facade to compliment the Tramway.
Jaded 'n aw
#6 Posted by Jaded 'n aw on 6 Sep 2018 at 00:02 AM
#4 whit! You took your car to a place that has a train station next to it and several bus routes nearby?
American by any chance?
#2 spot on, it's just embarrassing our worship of The Car!

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